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Week 6 Lesson 2: The April Thesis and Dual authority.

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on 15 March 2017

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Transcript of Week 6 Lesson 2: The April Thesis and Dual authority.

The April Theses and dual authority.

LI:
To evaluate the significance of the April Theses in contributing to the development of the 1917 October Revolution.

SC:
Students will be able to explain how the April Theses challenged the authority and viability of the Provisional Government.

Key quotes on the April Theses and dual authority
Kerensky on dual power...

"The Soviet had power without authority, while the Provisional Government had authority without power"
.

- Alexander Kerensky 1917.
Recap: Challenges faced by the Provisional Government
1. Working in groups of four.

2. Define the following terms (one to two sentences for each).

Dual authority
The June Offensive
Alexander Kerensky
Petrograd Soviet

3. We have 8 minutes.

4. Discussion to follow.
Before we get into the April Theses...
What was 'Soviet order No.1'?

Issued on 29 February (day after formation of Petrograd Soviet)

Soviet Order No. 1: The order given by the Petrograd Soviet that no military orders from the Provisional Government were to be obeyed unless also approved by the Soviet.

Lays the foundations of 'dual authority'
Contextualising the April Theses and dual authority
1. Working individually.

2. Read the short text.

3. Create three dot points about about the most important things that you read in this short passage.

4. We have 8 minutes.

5. Discussion to follow.
Activity: Primary source analysis - The April Theses
1. Working individually.

2. Read and annotate the reading.

3. Answer questions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 8*.

4. We have 35 minutes.

5. Discussion to follow.
Week 6 Lesson 2: The April Thesis and Dual authority.
Thank you!
Key quotes on the April Theses and dual authority
Lenin on dual power and the April Theses...

"Our tactics: absolute distrust, no support for the Provisional Government".

- Vladimir Lenin, April 1917.
Overview of April Theses
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